Planning playgrounds & outdoor gyms

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How to plan a playground or outdoor gym

Designing and building a carefully thought-out playground or outdoor fitness site takes consideration and smart decision-making. With more than 50 years of experience (over 35 years in Australia), we have gathered knowledge and helpful information to simplify the process and help you make the right decisions for your specific project needs.

Getting started

At KOMPAN, we commit to providing the best service, resources, and specialist advice to ensure your new outdoor activity area turns out exactly how you dreamed it. Our tools and resources enable you to make the best decisions.

How to plan your playground project

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How to plan an outdoor fitness area

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School playground design ideas

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How to design inclusive playgrounds

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How to design inclusive public outdoor fitness sites

How to get funding for your playground project

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What does it cost to build a playground?

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Commercial playground installation


ImaginIt 3D visualization app

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Explore a world of Fitness and Play

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